How to Hang Curtain Holdbacks

Written by elizabeth arnold | 13/05/2017
How to Hang Curtain Holdbacks

Hanging curtains in any room will add style, colour and energy efficiency to a home. After the curtains are installed, you may want to hold back the curtains to allow sunlight or fresh air to enter a room. Using curtain holdbacks is the ideal way to do this. There are many different styles and types of curtain holdbacks available, and they can be made of metal, plastic or fabric. Choose the type that will complement your home and curtains the best.

Measure the height of the window opening with a tape measure. Measure up from the bottom of the window a quarter of the total height, and place a light mark with a pencil. To get a quarter of the height, divide the total height by four.

Place the curtain holdback on the spot indicated in Step 1, and mark the holes with a pencil where the screws will need to be placed in the wall. Make sure the curtain holdback is facing the correct way.

Drill holes on the marks where the screws need to be installed. The drill bit should be a little smaller than the drywall anchors; this is so that the anchors will fit tightly into the hole.

Place the drywall anchors in the drilled holes. Tap the end of the anchors with a hammer to slide them into wall.

Place the curtain holdback up to the drywall anchors and place the screws into the centre of them. Finally, install the screws tightly with a screwdriver.


Do not use the anchors if installing the holdbacks over wood trim.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not use the anchors if installing the holdbacks over wood trim.

Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drywall screw anchors
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver

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